KYOCERA Showcases LTE AND iBurst Wireless Broadband Networking Devices at CTIA Wireless 2009
Prototype LTE all-in-one base station and commercialized iBurst terminal devices targeted at growing broadband market
SAN DIEGO – April 1, 2009 – Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI), the newly formed sales, marketing and service organization for Kyocera and Sanyo-branded wireless devices in the Americas, highlighted the growing breadth of Kyocera’s global wireless technology portfolio with the exhibition of four broadband wireless devices at the CTIA Wireless 2009 trade show in Las Vegas. Along with its full line of wireless phones, the company is showing a prototype all-in-one LTE base station along with three iBurst® terminal devices in its booth (#4850) at the show.
“Kyocera is well positioned to support the growth of this very important segment of the wireless industry with innovative, high-performance products,” said Eiichi Toriyama, president of KCI. “Kyocera is better known as a leading provider of wireless phones to many global markets, but the company also has a very strong track record for producing best-in-class, award-winning data devices and infrastructure products.”
LTE All-in-One Base Station
Kyocera’s prototype LTE base station employs an “all-in-one” design, which offers significant advantages when compared to distributed base station using RRH deployments. A leader in this category, Kyocera already has sold more than 500,000 all-in-one base stations worldwide employing PHS technology. The LTE base station offers a unique combination of compact size, easy installation and high performance, with advantages including:
- Reduced installation costs and easier site selection
- Reduced impact to the landscape/working environment
- Reduced operating expense through low power consumption and simplified maintenance
Global wireless service providers including Verizon, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have announced plans to roll out commercial LTE services as soon as 2010. The technology offers maximum data rates of 100Mbps in downlink and 50Mbps in uplink for every 20 MHz of spectrum*. Field trials of Kyocera’s prototype all-in-one base station will begin in Q3 and the company plans to support multiple frequency bands.
iBurst Terminal Devices
Kyocera is displaying three iBurst terminal devices at the trade show: a USB device, a 1MB desktop modem and a 2MB desktop modem. iBurst, a High-Capacity Spatial-Division Multiple Access (HC-SDMA) technology, is a leading solution for mobile broadband wireless communication. Along with voice services on par with fixed-line communications, it offers wide coverage, high spectrum efficiency over narrow bandwidths and field-proven capabilities for immediate implementations. Extremely efficient with spectrum, iBurst base stations provide total uplinks and downlinks of up to 32Mbps per 5MHz, which is small enough to allocate in the GSM guard band*. iBurst carries several international standards, including ANSI "HC-SDMA," ITU-R M.1801 Recommendation and IEEE802.20 625k-MC mode for enhanced iBurst technology. In January, iBurst’s user terminals earned a “Grant of Equipment Authorization” from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The iBurst system has been field-proven in more than 10 countries worldwide, including the US, and is available in 1.7, 1.9 and 2.0 GHz configurations. Additional information is available at http://global.kyocera.com/iburst.
About Kyocera Communications Inc.
Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI) is the sales, marketing, customer engineering and service headquarters for Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless products and accessories in the Americas. The company’s devices are driving the convergence of telecommunications, broadband and multimedia. KCI was formed in April 2009 through the combination of Kyocera Wireless Corp. and Kyocera Sanyo Telecommunications Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Kyocera International Inc. The former was created when Kyocera purchased QUALCOMM Incorporated's consumer wireless phone business in 2000, while the latter was formed when Kyocera purchased the wireless phone business of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. in 2008. Based in San Diego, KCI leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, wasfounded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2008, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$12.9 billion (JP¥1,290,436 million) with net income of approximately US$1.0 billion (JP¥107,244 million).
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* Actual user data rates are subject to signal availability, base-station performance and network capacity, in addition to modem speed.
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